Rugby has been a vibrant club staple at the nation’s military academies, beginning with West Point’s start in 1961. The main institutions - Navy, Army, and Air Force - have constantly advanced in the D-1 college playoffs to the championship semi-final and final rounds.
Much less known is the annual Military Club Championships, played by rugby fifteens at the nation’s military bases. In 1993, the... Read More
The United States Rugby Foundation is accepting nominations for the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The nomination criteria are set forth below. Nominations for the Class of 2018 must be received by February 16, 2018.
The U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame was founded in 2011 by the United States Rugby Foundation. To date, 53 individuals and three teams have been enshrined, including the Class of... Read More
The definition of a slow (make that very slow) rugby news is to announce that the only international match on the World Rugby web site for this weekend is Morocco versus Tunisia.
Revamp at World Rugby Museum, Twickenham - The world's largest museum of rugby memorabilia is undergoing a significant renovation that will increase its vast collection threefold. Located at Twickenham, England, the... Read More
Rugby Today will embark on a census of rugby clubs in the United States, the first undertaking of this important analysis since 2010. It will begin the week of December 19, and continue until completion in January 2018.
It is important that all the Unions, when contacted by our staff, respond with a tally. Only if ALL unions and state organizations respond with accurate data, can we publish the... Read More
Editor’s note: The author worked in the admissions department and coached the rugby program at Lindenwood-Belleville, which is fully-funded and fits the mold of the varsity or quasi-varsity movement.
Varsity. It’s a word that gets used a lot in rugby circles nowadays. And it tends to rankle some, perhaps for different reasons. The idea is to deconstruct some of the misconceptions or hang-ups... Read More
For the past 54 years, the United States Rugby Foundation has remained dedicated to introducing the sport of rugby to thousands of young rugby players across the country. Because of your ongoing support and generous donations to the U.S. Rugby Foundation, rugby continues to be America’s fastest growing sport!
But our work here isn’t through! Help us continue to make a difference in the sport of... Read More
Cape Town 7s - This Saturday, December 9, begins the two-day Cape Town sevens tournament, the second stop on the HSBC World Rugby ten-city circuit. South Africa, winners of Sevens title in 2016/2017, are favored to win their second event, having triumphed last week in Dubai. Since moving to Cape Town from Elizabeth, the stadium welcomes a sell out crowd that approaches some 35,000 fans. The USA... Read More
The new rules book is the product of nearly two years’ work by a specially constituted group of experts and follows a comprehensive consultation and feedback process with World Rugby’s 121 member unions and all six regional associations. The eight-person group included law experts, referees, a club coach, a sports scientist as well as a web designer/illustrator.
The result is a law book that is... Read More
Looking for a terrific holiday gift that incorporates rugby into the spirit of the season? The place to go is Netflix, and the object to buy is the heart-warming film: “Red, White, Black & Blue Odyssey”; which narrates the inner-city rugby program in south Los Angeles. This special initiative, entitled the Inner-City Education Foundation (ICEF Rugby), was founded in 2002 by former USA Eagle... Read More
Dubai Women’s Dream Team – World Rugby named seven players to the Dubai 7s Women’s Dream team:
Portia Woodman, NZ
Emma Tonegato, Australia, Player of the Final
Alev Kelter, USA
Evania Pelite, Australia, Player of the Tournament
Julia Greenfields, Canada
Elena Zdrokova, Russia
Baizat Khamidova, Russia
It marked the first tournament that two Russians were selected. For Portia Woodman, World Rugby’s... Read More